Vessel Receptor

by Hiata

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After a long hiatus focusing on composing and doing studio work, the time arrives to promote and present to the public Hiata´s latest work, it´s debut album "Vessel Receptor", sucessor to the "Poisoned Waters Re-Issue" Ep (2009),an Ep that reached national and international airing on channels such as VH1 or MTV. It did so through the video for the title track, "Poisoned Waters", directed and animated by portuguese artist João Rubim, based off of the United Kingdom. With this hand-drawn animated video Hiata got the privilege of being pre-nominated for an MTV EMA award for Best Portuguese Act 2010.

The new album "Vessel Receptor" was written and recorded by the band. It´s influences come from the 70´s, 80´s and 90´s music, influenced by genres such as rock, grunge, metal, pop, blues, among others. The "rock" sound created in the process mixes analog instrumentation with modern tecnologies and sounds. It mixes emotional ambiguities, both beauty and creation, and unsettlement and destruction. Entirelly sung in English, based on the band´s own influences in songwriting, it is an assumed aesthetic, passing up on both native language and traditional instrumentation.

The album´s theme concept describes a journey through the human body, analyzing it´s transformation through the music we create. Human body phenomenae are also lyrically compared to every-day life and experience.

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released July 11, 2013

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Tai

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Track Name: Bystander (epinephrine)
It’s not coming back, it’s the final act
What heals and builds your soul
You shouldn’t be afraid if your heart speeds the pace
You should hold on and don’t let go
Rush of adrenaline, it falls down on the obvious
Stress becomes bigger than the need to breathe

Humans are primitive when they’re reacting to stimulus
We’re either stronger or weaker
We have to slow it down...
For a bit and lay still
“Stop, drop and roll”

Watch the “eclipse” of the sun
A fight response while the light fades away
Orderly combined...

Avoid blackout!
We’re only after your character in the “show”
You react, fight or flight, it’s your call, you decide
It falls down on the obvious
It is how you play your role
Although we said it was the final act, you still need to breathe...

Humans are primitive when they’re reacting to stimulus
We’re either stronger or weaker
We have to slow it down...
For a bit and lay still
Your character in the show
“Stop, drop and roll”

Watch the “eclipse” of the sun
A fight response while the light fades away
Orderly combined for...
So watch the “eclipse” of the sun
A flight response while the dark fades away
Orderly combined for now.

Final thoughts while staring the sun,
Where united, it feels we are one
(And) if it suddenly turns to a black hole
You’re not alone, we’re not alone...
Track Name: Deify (genome)
Don’t compromise
The answer is unknown
On changing chromosomes
A decade ago, decaying tools
We took it afar, keep taking all, By taking all
We’re changing all inside
Throw sand into our eyes
Apocalyptic sights
A decade ago, decaying tools
We took it afar, or took it all
By taking all
We’re changing all inside
Naturals will live in denial
If we’ve forever changed
The holy harmony
Sent from hell they’ll naturally die
Genrich are the heroes(and) they will stand
Growing older, strong and bolder
They will strive and rise
Although they have compromised
The rise of non-genetic altered lives
Should we stop while we can
or go beyond a step to find a cure

Maybe we need someone to help us find
and pinpoint the way
Seems the more we try the less we do it
Ready? We’re not. Should we go now?

Let’s take a look around
How can we see it’s not a lie
Eradicate sickness
How can we see it’s not a lie
When all the hope is lost
Creating difference
How could we see was all a lie

Would it be our company endlessly
Humans may feel divided
By the difference it might bring
Is it hidden ambition to play God
And justified
I’ll make you right
Should we stop while we can
or go beyond a step to find a cure

Maybe we need someone to help us find
and pinpoint the way
Seems the more we try the less we do it
Ready? We’re not. Should we go now?

Let’s take a look around
How can we see it’s not a lie
Eradicate sickness
How can we see it’s not a lie
When all the hope is lost
Creating difference
How could we see was all a lie

And pinpoint the way
Ready? We’re not. Should we go now?

When all the hope is lost
“How can we hurt ourselves?”

“How can we hurt ourselves?”
“How can we hurt ourselves?”
Track Name: Shallow Chemistry (oxygen)
It’s not really a demand; it’s more like a defense
It’s actually starts like a pinch as you forget how to dream
Starts with that one mistake, mistakes were made in your defense
Another day, another chance is passing by to feel like you’re on top of the world.

Day after day, after day, after day, would I realize?
Day after day, after day, after day, would I criticize?
Day after day, after day
So live again, breathe again, get it out loud!
Don’t give up on it, day after day, after day, after day…

Shallow, Shallow, Shallow, Shallow…
I can’t seem to breathe while the fire burns, longer takes to react on
I got breathe to heal as the life turns…
Don’t break down, breathe, breathe, breathe

It’s not like I don’t like mistakes, it’s more how they make me feel
It may hurt like a sting but, but I’m already in pain.
Starts with that mistake,
Some kind of chemistry
You just need to use or live by, use or live by…
Another day...you can make it possible!
You will be feeling the king of the world!

Day after day, after day, after day, would I realize?
Day after day, after day, after day, would I criticize?
Day after day, after day
So live again, breathe again, get it out loud!
Don’t give up on it, day after day, after day, after day…

Shallow, Shallow, Shallow, Shallow…
I can’t seem to breathe while the fire burns, longer takes to react on
I got to breathe to heal from this fire burn.
Shallow, Shallow, Shallow, Shallow…
I can’t breathe cause I’m still hurt…No!
(It) Finally brings the reaction.
As the life turns don’t break down,
Breathe, breathe, breathe,breathe
There’s always another way out…
Track Name: Cleansing Gandharvas (praña)
Floating over us they came,
We were static, we were helpless (and) they heard us.
Their music elevates our beings into another state.
And through singing, cleansing…

It elevates our beings, vibrating energy.
You’ll feel lighter, higher (and) lighter as it cleans…
The music elevates our beings, vibrating energy.

They came clean
Their music made us think…
“Why the needs? Why the greed) Why?”
We’ve underestimated the sounds of the chords they play.
Through music our energy flows…

It elevates our beings, vibrating energy.
You’ll feel lighter, higher (and) lighter as it cleans…
The music elevates our beings, vibrating energy.
Through music our energy flows…

Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna, Krsna, Hare, Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama, Rama, Hare, Hare

It elevates our beings, vibrating energy.
You’ll feel lighter, higher (and) lighter as it cleans…
The music elevates our beings, vibrating energy
It elevates our beings, vibrating energy.
Going higher…
The music elevates our beings, vibrating energy.
Track Name: Skeletron (muscles)
What have we done to set this “scheme” in motion?
Computer “scam”, massive globalization
We can´t forget the need for true emotions.
Behind the screens we lose some interaction.
We realize (that) we can’t rely on that fake emotion.
That’s a fact, that in fact we lost what makes us human.

It’s hard to define the balance between both.
Social and technological.
It’s hard to define the balance between both.
Social and technological.
We are connected worldwide.
Do we always need to be online?
Connected we will go further
Don’t lose the notion of time, no...you’re tied…your body is all wired.

When you lose the ability to move, the machine disconnects your body from your mind.
When you lose the ability to choose, you become automatic, always synchronized.
Somebody is planning a menace to come.
Beeps like a repetitive sound
You’re losing all of your body strength, seems like the answer is (to) go back, to humanize.
Repress the loops and mechanical acts.

Connected…always disconnected from all.
All the muscles are gone in your skeleton.
Can you see now that you’re a “Skeletron”?
You’re so out of blood, you can’t even bleed.
What have we done to set this “scheme” in motion?
Is it hard to realize that those are fake emotions?

It’s hard to define the balance between both.
Social and technological.
It’s hard to define the balance between both.
Social and technological.
Some values in life are pure
It’s our job to assure they remain the same
We can’t afford to change, still our job to assure,
That no machine gets in the way,
A wake up call…
Nothing else gets in the way.
Beeps like a repetitive sound, a wakeup call.
Beeps like a repetitive sound, wake up…

When you lose the ability to move, the machine disconnects your body from your mind.
When you lose the ability to choose, you become automatic, always synchronized.
Repress the loops and mechanical acts.
When you lose the ability to move, the machine disconnects your body from your mind.

Repress the loops and mechanical acts.
Beeps like a repetitive sound; this is a wakeup call…
Beeps like a repetitive sound, no matter what we say…
Repress the loops and mechanical acts.
No matter what we say, you choose.
You have to choose!
Track Name: Phenomena (soul)
My clearest thoughts will purify me
I use them to heal
My clearest thoughts will purify me
So find it in yourself to cross the line
your lost awareness is brought to light
These same thoughts that clarify me
Is this your soul?
We’ll let you know

The spirit falls
so don’t let it inside
Your energy’s low
The ego won’t glow
But your soul will always be higher
Is this the source of cure
We’ll let you know

It gets over
Way over
Beyond human control
Way over
Hand over
Above dna control

The sun’s gone
(but) the moon glows
It will be here until it ends
Cause you know It’s dark to walk without a guide
We stand by each other
Light reflects what the inside can cure
Life sometimes unwinds
Rewinds
And sets you free
For how long?

We stand by each other
Beliefs and energy imprinted in your genes
And now you know
So we can fight each other
That’s the day
There’ll be another Enemy,
The other in me,

In a never ending fall
Into a hole
Alone

So find it now, yeah
Digging deep
you never noticed how
Digging deep
you never noticed how.
Another day goes by
so walk towards the light.

The sun’s gone
(but) the moon glows
It will be here until it ends
Cause you know It’s dark to walk without a guide
We stand by each other
Light reflects what the inside can cure
In life sometimes we wonder
Moving mountains
Can help you turn
For how long?
You can choose to fight it now or you can keep on digging down
So who will you fight for today
And for how long?
Track Name: Journey to the center of you (fluids)
It´s an effort for what it’s worth
It has been accompanying your soul through time
So deserving to be explored
It´s a journey with no return
Break free from all
So deep in the soul…

Becomes my own!
And it goes, it finally goes
We’re set up, we set off, we’re set up
So close your eyes, it flows inside
You still don’t know
(It’s) the last time for the give up
Now you know
It breaks through all that’s physical!
So close your eyes, (put) your doubts aside, so here we go
Leading us to a...

Journey to the centre of you
You’ll find the answers you need
Slowly fills (the) empty hollow!
These fluids are spreading, invading my cells.

It´s a digital mind u-turn
What troubled you all those years, outside your thinking, makes no sense now.
It´s a 360 degree turn
Returns to the starting point, the day you’re seizing, you will find it somehow.

Wake up if you are living a lie. Wake up if you are living a lie.
You´re dazzled with yourself.

Change occurs while waiting
The body revolts on its host
Change occurs while waiting

You think we shook the truth, but you have never listened (to it)
Shooting stars to sadden moon, poisoned by a dark lagoon
You didn’t know
We think you should review, how you have never listened
Blindfolded, covered eyes, fulfil with a smile, deliverance

Leading us to...
A journey to the centre of you
The fluids are spreading
Slowly it flows inside
Track Name: Fabula (cortex)
He had a dream and hit the road
Although no one really thought he could do it
Along the way a tree has spoken
it was like poetry
the best he had ever heard

Maybe you’ll reap what you sow
Just meditate on it before you go
Follow this road across ten moons
You will find a lever on that day
So turn it around
A sign will let you know you’re there
That made him realize it was time to move ahead
couldn’t wait any longer
to proceed his quest
It was meant to be
Black spells and curses are haunting you
It counters the spells as they hit you
Stronger as you learn with the plot
Plod on
A sign was pointing ahead
but there was nowhere to go
He was standing on the edge
and he felt unsure
Forget the dream and comeback home
jump of that ledge to fly above
Lift off
(It) Takes a stronger man
to pursuit a dream
Then the arms turned into wings
He proved he was strong
He was rewarded
Devotion
Along the way, you’ll find some cliffs
and if doubt appears, be strong
Pursuit your dream to go across
Jump of the ledge to fly above
Track Name: Smile (endorphin)
When you’re laughing
the most amazing smile
comes to life
but you hide it under a disguise and fades…

Do you smile?
On the outside you
seem to wear a tie
choking all the laughs inside
don’t you want to smile?
Loosen up the tie until you
don’t need it to smile
Let your inner smile show

Is your smile,
When you walk down your street,
an “homeless” on the curbside?
Is it hard?
When you walk down your street,
To raise an arm and help a poor?

Complicated?
One excuse left
Complicated, because the world is so cold.

Will you try?
Or let the sadness in once more
Is it hard?
To raise an arm and help a poor?

Complicated?
One excuse left
Complicated.

Do you smile?
On the outside you seem to wear a tie
choking all the laughs inside
Don’t you want to smile?
Loosen up the tie until you
Don’t need it to smile
choking all the laughs inside.
Don’t you want to smile?
Loosen up the tie until you
Don’t need it to smile
Let your inner smile show!
You are smiling! You are smiling again.
Track Name: Vessel Receptor (organs)
Put aside all those ideals and beliefs, be objective.
Feels like, a mental break down, you’re on the verge, you’re the vessel receptor
He’s so sad, (the) tears in the eyes, mirrors inside all his past.
His limitations last
It seems the kid has to die on his bed…

It’s unfair…well…
No…

Sad, prejudice (and) labels will affect
Don’t give it up so fast.
But it’s like a clot blocking blood to the head.

Enough I swear!
Feels like your, shelter is underneath your own demands.
Enough I swear…
My hope decreases as the waiting swells.
Wouldn’t (It) be better if you listen?!
Wouldn’t (It) be worst if you just ignored?!
We won’t give up, don’t give it up yet…find hope…

Donate!
You’re giving birth, a new start, a new tunica intima.
Don’t!
You deify, this cause revoked, the chance of helping elopes.
Donate!
“Self sacrifice” for (the) newborns; a new tunica intima.
Don’t!
The dead body is impure, the chance of helping elopes.
We guess you’ve been missing a lot, a vessel receptor awaits.
Someone dies, donator, or one more corpse in the morgue.

No transplant for no one! (Die!)
No! Makes you wonder who’d listen to you.

I don’t want to feel so concerned
Maybe I just want to be like you
And it feels like a mental breakdown
I’m on the verge and I’m not sure.
Such hate should be lurked to move onwards.

Born to life! Born alight!
I value life; I live it with full intensity, although in health I’m limited
It doesn’t stop me, I’ll fight!
I value life; I live it with full intensity…
It doesn’t stop me, I’ll fight!
Implicated in my everyday life… (Alive) I am.
Track Name: Siblings (valves)
Stalling where she lived and perished
Careless was the cause
(That) gave birth to this loss
Always there
Regret forever (ever)
Hunts the animal
You’re forever missed
Step on the train at last
You can make it
Every single minute we lose
Is for the reason we choose
Wound that won’t heal
Womb she was supposed to give
It’s on now
Not oblivious
It’s all gone
Not oblivious
Struggling through to find myself
As far as we were meant to know
It’s now a fact
It’s not over, not close
As far as we were meant to know
It’s not a fact
That it’s over, no sir
Comply
Come on in, get old
There’s no menace we won’t oppose
Come on in, get old
So go get it and you will find
It’s on now, not oblivious
Struggling through to find myself
Not oblivious
Runaway I felt with you
Runaway I felt with you
It’s not easy to survive alone
Not easy to survive
It seems all so obvious
Makes me divided
Turning around and around
See the hole you found
Bring me closer
Is this Heaven?
Sketches, everlasting memos
I still remember you, remember you
We’ll always have Paris
We all get sad
But we are all reborn from hope
Track Name: Malignant Messiah (medula)
You had it all, it´s true and I understand
You based your life on ignorance and that´s ok
I was ok
But you never took the time to
See and deliberate
That you were not ok
You just couldn´t realize
Couldn´t wait to feel good
It appeared as a surprise
I was so sure
That my vitals were stable
It´s hunting you, you´re the prey on the way to the slaughter house
My concern with health was none
It´s like white on rice

Now you see
That you are dying
Your body is getting cold
You could have done (so) much more
Can´t you see
That’s what you are
An injured animal
You´re not that sure
Now you are not that sure

I have neglected my own being
It led me straight into this bed
All is in a tunnel vision
I have become my enemy

Living is complicated
And it may seem unfair
You´re living what you´ve created

You had it all it´s true
And I understand
You thought your life had balance, (it) was unstable
Now I´m so sure
My concern with health was none

Now you see
That you are dying
Your body is getting cold
I wonder how different this could have been
Can´t you see
That’s what you are
An injured animal
You´re not that sure
Now you are not that sure
You are not that sure
You’re not that sure

I have neglected my own being
It led me straight into this bed
All is in tunnel vision
I have become my enemy
My body forced me into my knees
Can´t find the strength to disagree
I´m trapped in my own prison
I have become my enemy

Living is complicated
And it may seem unfair
You´re living what you´ve created
So have a nice death
Would you do it all again?
So have a nice death
So have a nice death

Come into the light
It´s getting brighter in the thickness of the night
It´s so easy to fall into despair
You should have known
Like you don´t know
Nobody said It was hard to let go
What was unknown
It will unfold
You should just let go
You can´t forget you still have your soul
You still have your soul
It unfolds
Just celebrate
It´s what you´re meant to
A miracle could help you return
(But) there´s no miracle